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Psychological disorders 16
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Dilemmas of definition Possible models for defining disorders As the violation of cultural standards As emotional distress As maladaptive or harmful behavior 16
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Mental disorder Any behavior or emotional state that causes a person to suffer, is self-destructive; seriously impairs the person’s ability to work or get along with others; or endangers others or the community 16
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Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Axis I: Primary clinical problem Axis II: Personality disorders Axis III: General medical conditions Axis IV: Social and environmental stressors Axis V: Global assessment of overall functioning 16
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Concerns about diagnostic  system Over-diagnosis Diagnostic labels Confusion of serious mental disorders with normal problems The illusion of objectivity and universality 16
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Advantages of the DSM The DSM improves the reliability of and agreement between clinicians. 16
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Generalized anxiety disorder Continuous state of anxiety marked by feelings of worry and dread apprehension difficulties in concentration signs of motor tension 16 http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/gad.htm
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Posttraumatic stress disorder A person who has experienced a traumatic or life-threatening event 16
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Panic disorder 16 An anxiety disorder in which a person experiences recurring panic attacks http://www.behavenet.com/capsules/disorders/panicattk.htm http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=1984554
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Fears and phobias 16 Phobia An exaggerated, unrealistic fear of a specific situation, activity, or object
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This note was uploaded on 05/29/2011 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Erickahamilton during the Spring '11 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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